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10:30 AM ET, June 2, 2014

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Jake Tapper / CNN:
Fellow soldiers call Bowe Bergdahl a deserter, not a hero  —  (CNN) — The sense of pride expressed by officials of the Obama administration at the release of Army Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl is not shared by many of those who served with him — veterans and soldiers who call him a deserter whose …
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Nathan Bradley Bethea / The Daily Beast:
We Lost Soldiers in the Hunt for Bergdahl, a Guy Who Walked Off in the Dead of Night  —  For five years, soldiers have been forced to stay silent about the disappearance and search for Bergdahl.  Now we can talk about what really happened.  —  It was June 30, 2009, and I was in the city of Sharana …
Associated Press:
Debate Stirs Over US-Taliban Captive Swap  —  Army Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl can expect a buoyant homecoming after five years in Taliban hands, but those in the government who worked for his release face mounting questions over the prisoner swap that won his freedom.
Discussion: The Agonist
Washington Post:
Mixed reaction to Bergdahl's recovery by service members who consider him a deserter
Discussion: Fox News, Lawfare, Hot Air and CNN
Wesley Lowery / Washington Post:
Chuck Hagel, Susan Rice defend decision to trade terror suspects for Bergdahl
Laura Barron-Lopez / The Hill:
Obama's new climate war opens  —  President Obama is opening a climate change war with Republicans on Monday with the Environmental Protection Agency's unveiling of sweeping new standards on carbon emissions from power plants.  —  The new rules are a central part of Obama's climate change agenda meant …
Discussion: CNN
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epa.gov:
Clean Power Plan Proposed Rule  —  Get Involved  —  On June 2, 2014, EPA proposed a commonsense plan to cut carbon pollution from power plants.  States, cities and businesses across the country are already taking action to address the risks of climate change.
Fox News:
Obama administration unveils controversial emissions cap on power plants  —  March 14, 2014: The coal-fired Jim Bridger Power Plant outside Point of the Rocks, Wyoming.REUTERS  —  The Obama administration took aim at the coal industry on Monday by mandating a 30 percent cut in carbon emissions …
New York Times:
Trying to Reclaim Leadership on Climate Change
Discussion: Washington Post and Booman Tribune
Bloomberg:   Obama Said to Propose Deep Cuts to Power-Plant Emissions
Paul Krugman / New York Times:
On Inequality Denial  —  A while back I published an article titled “The Rich, the Right, and the Facts,” in which I described politically motivated efforts to deny the obvious — the sharp rise in U.S. inequality, especially at the very top of the income scale.
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VoxEU.org:
Is Piketty's ‘Second Law of Capitalism’ fundamental?
Discussion: Washington Center …
Politico:
THE OBAMA PARADOX  —  The ritual started in earnest last fall in the midst of the biggest humiliation of Barack Obama's presidency, the failure of the health care website.  Anytime he heard a sliver of good news, the president reacted the same way: He knocked on the polished cherry wood table in the Roosevelt Room.
Discussion: Althouse
CNN:
Spain's King Juan Carlos I to abdicate  —  Madrid, Spain (CNN) — After nearly 40 years on the throne, King Juan Carlos I of Spain will be stepping down, the country's prime minister said Monday.  —  Crown Prince Felipe, 46, will succeed his father, Prime Minister Mariano Rajoy announced in nationally televised address.
Byron York / Washington Examiner:
The Senate's failed, irrelevant plan to throw $20 billion at Veterans Affairs problems  —  BELTWAY CONFIDENTIAL VETERANS AFFAIRS VETERANS BERNIE SANDERS  —  Last February, before the Veterans Affairs health care scandal broke, Sen. Bernard Sanders, chairman of the Senate Committee on Veterans' Affairs …
Discussion: Fox News and Betsy's Page
The Sunday Times:
Huge email cache reveals secrets of Qatar's shock victory  —  THE secret payments that helped Qatar to win the World Cup bid are revealed for the first time this weekend in a bombshell cache of millions of documents leaked to The Sunday Times.  —  The files expose how Qatar's astonishing victory …
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Bobby McMahon / Forbes:
How The 2022 World Cup Could Reach A Doomsday Scenario
CBS News:
FBI manhunt on for San Francisco man, Ryan Kelly Chamberlain II, who may have explosives  —  Shares -  —  SAN FRANCISCO — The FBI has issued a nationwide alert to law enforcement agencies about a San Francisco social media consultant they consider armed and dangerous who is wanted on suspicion of possessing explosives.
Catherine E. Shoichet / CNN:
Ann B. Davis, Alice on ‘Brady Bunch,’ dies  —  Everyone's favorite housekeeper, Alice Nelson, was played by Ann B. Davis on the sitcom.  Davis died on Sunday, June 1, after suffering a subdural hematoma the day before.  She never regained consciousness.  Davis retired from show business in the late '70s, but popped up here and there.
Igor Bobic / The Huffington Post:
Herman Cain Says He Might Run For President Again In 2016  —  Herman Cain, don't tease us so.  —  The pizza magnate, who at one point topped all Republican challengers during the 2012 Republican presidential primary before dropping out amidst allegations of multiple affairs …
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Aaron Blake / Washington Post:
Herman Cain says he might run for president again
 
 
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